'Toy Story 3' (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
(Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, et al / 4-Disc Blu ray+DVD / PG / 2010 / Walt Disney+Pixar)
Overview: As Andy gets ready to leave for college, Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest of the gang wonder if this is the end of the line. But, when a mix up lands them in the Sunnyside Day Care Center where they meet 14 new toys, they soon discover that a wild new adventure is just beginning! Take an amazing journey with some of the most beloved characters in movie history and discover what being a friend is truly all about!
DVD Verdict: Disney Pixar has never failed once in making great movies that attract parents and children of all ages in falling in love with the story and characters that Pixar movies create. Toy Story was the first movie Pixar has ever done back in 1995, and it was an instant classic. A sequel was made in 1999 that actually surpassed the original Toy Story in every aspect, in story, humor, action and acting. Toy Story 2 was one of the rare disney sequels that actually works. As said before, all Pixar movies were masterpieces (exception to the movie "Cars" which was the only pixar movie that was mediocre) and Toy Story 3 is no different.
Toy Story 3 begins with Andy in his bedroom about to leave college thinking about where to put his beloved toys he had for years. The future of Woody, Buzz and everyone else is in jepordy when Andy doesn't know whether to put the toys in the attic or to give them away. The toys decide to donate themeselves to a Day Care in which they can be played with for many more years to come, however it doesn't go exactly how they imagined it would be.
The story of Toy Story 3 is incredibly told, through all the usual humor and acting that the previous 2 movies were famous for. This movie although very funny, is much darker then its predecessors thanks to the main antagonist Lotso who makes the Toys life a living hell. The back story of Lotso the bear is actually very believable to the point where you can sort of feel his pain and sense of abandonment from his original owner.
While the story is awsome, the graphics of this movie are visually impressive. You can tell right away how much the technology has improved since the previous Toy Stories were made. The texture and feel of the movie is down right scary real and you can only imgaine how it would look on Blu-Ray.
This movie is now my new favorite pixar movie of all time and it is possibly one of the greatest animated films ever made. It is a fitting end to the Toy Story trilogy and the ending could even make the most masculine of men break down to tears. The feeling of nostalgia when watching this movie is incredible for the people (such as myself) who have grown up watching Toy Story.
I highly recommend this film to people of all ages and even if you haven't watched the previous Toy Story movies, you can still enjoy this movie as much as the people who are familiar with the characters. [MT] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Day And Night Theatrical Short Filmmakers Commentary With Commentary By Director Lee Unkrich and Producer Darla Anderson
Bonus: The Gang's All Here - A look at the returning voice talent for Toy Story 3.
Toys! - A look at all the toys from updating classic characters to developing the Sunnyside Daycare and Bonnie's Room toys.
Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: The Science of Adventure (conj with NASA)
Paths to Pixar: Pixar Editors, past and future, share anecdotes about their career path.
Studio Stories: Where's Gordon? There's a hidden room at Pixar that we call the Where's Gordon?, and this is its story.
Studio Stories: Cereal Bar The majestic and expansive Pixar cereal bar is explored.
Studio Stories: Clean Start The Pixar animation team shaves their heads to mark the start of TS3 animation.
A Toy's Eye View: Creating a Whole New Land
Toys! A look at all the toys from updating classic characters to developing the Sunnyside Daycare and Bonnie's Room toys.
Interactive Game: Toy Story Trivia Dash
Cine-Explore by Dir. Lee Unkrich and Prod. Darla Anderson
Beyond the Toybox -commentary track
Beginnings with Michael Arndt - Screenwriter Michael Arndt analyzes successful opening scenes from ToyStory, Nemo and the Incredibles.
Bonnie's Playtime - A roundtable discussion with the Lee Unkrich and the story artists who brought the "Bonnie's Playtime" scene to life.
Roundin' Up a Western Opening - Development process and scene analysis of "Western Opening" in its various iterations through the story process.
Goodbye Andy - An exploration of character design, acting and animation in the scene "Andy's Goodbye".
The Accidental Toymakers of Pixar - Meet the makers of the original Buzz Lightyear and watch how the newest version of Buzz - the Ultimate Buzz is constructed.
Life of a Shot - Overview of artist contribution to each step of the production pipeline on a select group of shots from the Western Opening of Toy Story 3.
Making of Day and Night
Epilogue - Stand-alone 1.33 version of the Epilogue.
Ken's Dating Tips, Lotso Commercials, "Dancing with the Stars" at Pixar
Trailers and More!